Kenny named Personality of the Year
Republic of Ireland Under-21 manager Stephen Kenny has been named the Airtricity/ Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland Personality of the Year Award for 2018 after again leading Dundalk to a league and cup double.
It is the third time that the 47-year-old has won the award and it is the latest recognition of the Dubliner’s many achievements at Oriel Park.
At the end of November the FAI announced that in August of 2020 Kenny will step up to manage the senior national team, succeeding Mick McCarthy, who also attended last night’s awards.
Three of Kenny’s former players: Chris Shields, Pat Hoban and Michael Duffy also made a shortlist of six that was completed by Bohemians boss Keith Long and UCD manager Collie O’Neill.
The Goalkeeper of the Year award went to Shane Supple of Bohemians who retired at the end of the season. Aine O’Gorman, who retired from international football after winning her 100th senior cap, received the International Achievement Award.